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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

RAF Awards Contract For 'Official Sensitive' Tablet Devices

Android, Windows, And iOS Devices All Included

The Royal Air Force has awarded its secure Official Sensitive Managed Mobility as a Service contract to Nine23 Ltd and Akhter Computers plc.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Skydive Jersey Announces Shuttle Service For 2014 Season

Removes 'Getting To The Airport' As An Excuse To Not Go Skydiving

So imagine it's a beautiful day to go jump out of an airplane in the greater New York City area, but you just don't want to fight the traffic from the city to Pittstown, NJ, where Skydive Jersey is located.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of thoughts on how to correct that problem and get the most out of Aero-News in the least amount of time.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Transaero Airlines Completes A380 Interior Design

'Imperial Class' Includes 12 Closed Suites

Transaero Airlines has completed the interior design of its Airbus A380s, which will join the airline's fleet in 2015. Each of the airline's four aircraft, able to accommodate 652 passengers, will be configured in three classes of service - Imperial (First), Business and Economy, providing the highest level of comfort for passengers.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.20.14)

Aero Linx: The Australian Parachute Federation The Australian Parachute Federation exists to administer and represent Australian Sport Parachuting. This is achieved by promoting and maintaining a high level of safety and by improving the standard of Sport Parachuting to encourage participation and excellence in performance. The APF is the organisation which controls skydiving and parachuting at most civilian operations in Australia. With the approval of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) it sets the standards of operation, conducts competitions, issues licences and instructor ratings, conducts exams and distributes various publications to keep its members informed of current events and safety standards.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.20.14): Ground Stop

Ground Stop Ground Stops are implemented for a number of reasons. The most common reasons are: To control air traffic volume to airports when the projected traffic demand is expected to exceed the airport's acceptance rate for a short period of time. To temporarily stop traffic allowing for the implementation of a longer-term solution, such as a Ground Delay Program. The affected airport's acceptance rate has been reduced to zero. How it works: Flights that are destined to the affected airport are held at their departure point for the duration of the Ground Stop.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.20.14)

"The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward finding worlds like our planet Earth. Future NASA missions, like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the James Webb Space Telescope, will discover the nearest rocky exoplanets and determine their composition and atmospheric conditions, continuing humankind's quest to find truly Earth-like worlds." Source: Paul Hertz, NASA's Astrophysics Division director at the agency's headquarters in Washington. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

FAA Extends Deadline For Final Helicopter Safety Rule

Compliance Now Mandatory By April 22, 2015

In response to industry feedback and so that the FAA can develop detailed guidance materials, the FAA is extending the compliance deadline for the helicopter safety rule by one year to April 22, 2015. This will provide the industry with necessary FAA materials and adequate time to adapt their manuals and provide training to pilots.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

EAA To Homebuilders: We Need Your Input

Asks Homebuilders To Complete Survey To Complement NTSB Study

To complement a recent study by the NTSB, "The Safety of Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft," EAA is conducting a new survey regarding first flight preparations and Phase I flight tests. Its two-fold purpose is to (1) collect data on actions that E-AB owners take prior to flight testing their aircraft and (2) determine the types of problems that E-AB aircraft experience during Phase I flight tests.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Garmin Pilot for Android Adds Interactive Map Features

Latest Update Includes Track-Up Orientation

The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app for Android adds new interactive features that make it easier for pilots to navigate and read charts throughout their flight. New features include track-up orientation, faster map rendering, higher resolution at tighter zoom levels and SafeTaxi integration on the moving map display.

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